Record breaking heat in Hoquiam

The National Weather Service says that Hoquiam hit 71 degrees Monday and broke the day’s record for high temperatures, along with other cities across Western Washington.

The previous record for Hoquiam was set at 68 degrees in 1965.

The weather service says the thermometers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport broke the day’s previous record of 68 degrees set in 1998 around noon.

About 30 minutes later the airport recorded 71 degrees and made Monday the earliest day of any year for 70-plus degree temperatures since the service began keeping records in the 1940s. Seattle went on to see 73 degrees for the day.

Other records highs were recorded in Olympia and Quillayute with 71 degrees, and in Bellingham with 70 degrees.

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